A recurring theme during the Cure has been chaos in the spice drawer (or shelf or rack). Which photo above (all from Cure-takers) looks most like your spice collection? First, let's see how many of you are suffering. Then I'll show you a great solution invented by one of our readers.
A few weeks ago, one Cure-taker, Carol Peterman, wrote in to tell me about the system she invented, SpiceCare.
Carol keeps a pretty neat kitchen (I've seen it through her Cure submissions) but even so, she admits that at one point she had an "über-mess" on her hands in the spice drawer (see above, left). She couldn't find containers that worked, so she used plastic bags and found the spices didn't stay fresh and ended up spilling. A few years ago, fed up, she quit her job and invented this system of interlocking jars. They are uniform in shape, come in three sizes, stack, and lay down in a drawer. They also work on a shelf or rack.
They can be purchased as singles ($5-$6 depending on size) or in a collection. The complete set ($115) shown above has 24 containers, and a starter set ($29.95) has six containers.